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Influgen is an immunization agent, prescribed for children aged 6 months and older against influenza caused by influenza virus.  It stimulates the body to produce antibodies.

Drug information on Influgen (Influenza Virus Vaccine) from Lupin Laboratories Ltd.

Influgen

  Injection
Lupin Laboratories Ltd.
Generic : Influenza Virus Vaccine
 600.00
15ug/30ug/1vial
1Vial
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Side effects of Influgen

  Local: Tenderness, pain, redness and swelling.

  Most common : Headache, uneasiness, nausea, vomiting, fever and muscle pain.

  Respiratory: Cough, runny nose, throat pain, wheezing and shortness of breath.

  Gastrointestinal: Diarrhea, loss of appetite and sore throat.

  Skin: Itching, hives and rash.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Children: 6 months through 35 months of age - The first time last season with only one dose, should receive two 0.25 mL doses: one on day 1 followed by another approximately 4 weeks later.
36 months through 8 years of age- The first time last season with only one dose, should receive two 0.5 mL doses: one on day 1 followed by another approximately 4 weeks later.
9 years of age and older should receive a single 0.5 mL intramuscular dose.1 Adults-It should be administered as a single 0.5 mL intramuscular injection.

How to use Influgen?

It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the large muscle.

When is Influgen not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Influgen

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of asthma or other breathing problems, nervous system disorder, blood disorder (e.g., hemophilia, low blood platelet levels), cancer, poor immunity, receiving any treatment for cancer, fever, respiratory tract infection, any allergy, who are taking other medications, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• It should not be used in children with severe respiratory problems.

Other Precautions for Influgen

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Influgen

Store it in refrigerator (2-8°C), do not freeze it.



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